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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

A Bangladeshi boat race in Oxford

We're back in Oxford for our usual summer stay. We love it for being a very English town, and also because it's a very international town. Just a few minutes walk away from our house, the Bangladeshi community sponsored a boat race, using traditional canoes from their country. Many of the teams dressed up.
Here's a detail of one of the boats.
And the happy winners! You can't see it from this photo, but this team had painted their faces to look like cats. I'm not sure if that's something traditional or if they were just mucking about.
We were also treated to music and some tasty curry. It was a very different experience than the Eights Week boat race we saw last year!

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